The journey to Porlock can be as exciting as the destination itself with rolling hills and sea views you can see why the village is a destination for so many holiday makers and also car and motorcycle clubs.
Porlock is on the Exmoor Coast in West Somerset, 6 miles from Minehead, 28 miles from Taunton, 30 miles from Barnstaple and 12 miles from Lynmouth. But what's the best way to get here?
Porlock By Road - Car or Motorcycle
From the north – From the M5: Turn off the M5 at Junction 23, signposted Bridgwater/Minehead A39. Follow signs through Bridgwater for Minehead and onto the A39. Stay on the A39 and continue past Minehead, following signs for Porlock.
From the south – From the M5: Turn off the M5 at Junction 25. Follow signs for the A358 to Minehead. At Williton, turn left onto the A39 to Minehead. At Minehead, stay on the A39, following signs for Porlock.
Porlock By Road - Coach or Bus
There are many seasonal coaches that run to Minehead where you can pick up a bus to Porlock Weir which stops in Porlock Village on the way.
Alternatively you can enjoy the sights by Travelling on the Exmoor Coaster which is mostly operated as an open top bus. It goes from Minehead to Lynmouth and there are feeder links that will take you as far as watchet and and blue anchor.
Porlock By Rail
The nearest mainline train station is Taunton where you can pick up a bus to Minehead and then change for Porlock
Porlock By Air
If you are visiting the country and would like to fly then the nearest Airport is Bristol. Major London Airports are 3-4 hours away (subject to traffic)
Bristol Airport – 1½ hours (56 miles)
Exeter Airport – 1½ hours (51 miles)
Cardiff Airport – 2 ½ hours (111 miles)